Jersey has, proportionately, amongst the highest global Scope 3 emissions
Jersey's biggest impact climate wise is probably from its 'Scope 3' emissions - those greenhouse gas emissions created 'offshore' to make and move the goods Jersey imports and uses. As Jersey is a high consuming society, these emissions are probably proportionately larger than those of most other places in the world. It follows that Jersey has a greater responsibility than most to address this. One way is by choosing what is bought more carefully, by discriminating against short lived products designed to fall apart early so people have to keep replacing them when they find they are not repairable. There are useful moves internationally to help address this with 'repairability' legislation in France and the EU https://grist.org/climate/why-frances-new-repairability-index-is-a-big https://www.ifixit.com/Right-to-Repair/Intro-deal/ https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/eu-right-repair-technology-decade-b1809408.html
Why the contribution is important
Just addressing local emissions does not address the elephant in the room that Jersey's Scope3 emissions are probably the most significant.
by NickPalmer on March 06, 2021 at 04:21PM